The Rasputin Rule

Neal Pollard Very little good can be said of Gregory Rasputin. Robert Goldston, in The Russian Revolution, writes that he "was, like his father before him, essentially a rowdy peasant. He soon developed a reputation in his hometown as a horse thief, drunkard, seducer of young girls, and general good for nothing. He had no education … Continue reading The Rasputin Rule

Dying Villages (And Dying Churches)

Neal Pollard Liza Zhakova and Dima Zharov have written an extensive expose of a phenomenon I was totally unaware of—the depopulation of villages throughout the Kostroma region northeast of Moscow, Russia. 200 villages have been abandoned and 20,000 villages have faded away, a remarkable, mystifying fact for a vast region—it counts merely “660,000 residents for … Continue reading Dying Villages (And Dying Churches)

“Freedom Is Not A Luxury. It Is A Necessity”

Neal Pollard Earlier today, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint-session of the United States Congress. It was an impassioned plea, from beginning to end, as he spoke in his broken English about the trials his people have endured for many months now.  He gave poignant examples of brave men who were killed for … Continue reading “Freedom Is Not A Luxury. It Is A Necessity”

MR. OBAMA’S EXAMPLE OF LEADERSHIP

Neal Pollard As one who grows less political each day, I have hesitated to write anything that would look partisan or otherwise politically divisive.  The answer to man's biggest problems starts with neither "R" nor "D" but rather "J" and "C."  However, as one who loves our country, I am concerned at our president's seeming … Continue reading MR. OBAMA’S EXAMPLE OF LEADERSHIP

Our Brethren Are Suffering

Neal PollardThe United Nations' very conservative estimate is that well over 2,000 people have died in the Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine in fighting between that nation's government have clashed with separatists.  So many of the towns and cities in the region have congregations of God's people, many of their preachers trained in our foreign … Continue reading Our Brethren Are Suffering

Giving Up Ground To the Enemy

Neal Pollard On at least three fronts, there are major battles occurring—ISIS and the existing governments in a handful of Middle Eastern countries, Israel and the Palestinians, and Ukraine and Russian-led rebels. In each of these conflicts, both sides are trying to gain ground or at least hold onto what they already have. They are … Continue reading Giving Up Ground To the Enemy

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!

  Neal Pollard Ask George Dawson!  This Texas grandson of a slave, born in 1898, worked from the age of twelve on a ranch tending livestock.  He married at the age of twenty-eight, becoming a father the next year.  What is so noteworthy about this man?  Well, for 98 years he did not know how … Continue reading IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!

Unity In Ukraine

Neal Pollard My first mission trip was to eastern Ukraine.  Ironically, years before coming to preach at the Bear Valley congregation, I was in attendance with many other American brethren at the first graduation of a Bear Valley Bible Institute extension in the city of Kramatorsk.  Despite mildly corrupt practices at the airport and in … Continue reading Unity In Ukraine

What We Learn From The Video Of The Fatal SUV-Semi Crash

            Neal Pollard A relative sent me an inbox message earlier containing a 34-second video of an SUV that loses control and ultimately is destroyed by an oncoming semi-truck.  It is unquestionable that the driver dies instantly and the footage is incredibly disturbing.  While the details given were not accurate—this … Continue reading What We Learn From The Video Of The Fatal SUV-Semi Crash

LEARNING FROM LENINGRAD

LEARNING FROM LENINGRAD.